Thursday, April 20, 2006

See for Yourself----Glenn's Dream Come True!!!

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Glenn's Dream Come True!!! A Tractor to Call His Own!!!

Last week we got a delivery of what's called quarry pack. It's a great driveway material. Those of you who have driven in our driveway know that it had it's "issues". Anyway...Glenn was so excited to find this garden tractor beside the road. It's a 1978 model...and it's a cream puff. It works wonderfully!! Glenn also found a garden cart on sale, and that came in handy to help spread the 24 tons of quarry pack. My sweetie pie also rigged up a wooden smoother with metal an the bottom to really level things out!! Thanks soooo much Glenn!! The driveway looks wonderful!!! As you can see...everyone else had fun "driving" the tractor, too!!

Congratulations Maddie and Grace on your award winning stories!!!!

If you want to read their stories, just click on the red x, and it will come right up on your computer. Maddie's story is: My Bigger Family, and Grace's story is: America, My New Home. Let us know what you think!! Maddie won honorable mention for 5th grade, and Grace won 2nd place for 4th grade!!! Great job girls!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Brother Jon....By: Brittany

Brittany had so much fun doing a photo shoot of Jon the other day. She is trying her hand at photography and will enter one of these photos into the 4-H county activities day. Good job Britt!!! Which one do you vote for???

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Birthday Celebration for Dad/Grampa!!!

"But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice."

We had such a great time celebrating my Dad's 68th birthday!! He ordered his favorite meal.....Corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes and onions..(which I gladly made for him!!) ..and then we had homemade bread with it, too, and icecream for dessert!! A fun time was had by all!! Matt and Miriam were able to come with Maggie, too!!! They had a nice reunion with Dad and Mom since they had just returned from Florida!!We love to celebrate in our family, and this was a great celebration!!! Doesn't Grampa look great matching the decorations?? Grampa loves the birds so we gave him lots of stuff for his bird feeding hobby!!! WE LOVE YOU DAD/GRAMPA!!!!!XOXOXOXOXOXO

Does Anyone Know A Good Orthodontist????????

Monday, April 10, 2006

4-H SPACES Conference---06

"Even a child is known by his
doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right." Proverbs 20:11

We had a grand time at the 4-H spaces classes. Here are photos of the class we took on rescue dogs. Maddie even got to hide and have one of the dogs find her!! That was soooo neat!!

Here Glenn and Jon share body heat!!

Here Grace takes a class on horse sense!!

Maddie took a cool class called "gross grub" all

foods you can eat, but pretty gross sounding. Infected toes, and bloody hand pizza. Yum--Yum---Yum------

Friday, April 07, 2006



Thursday, April 06, 2006

Signs of Spring

What a joy to do some yard work last weekend. It makes such a big difference!! Everyone pitched in to help, including little Jon....(although I think his motivation was the rides in the wheelbarrow, and on the tarp, too!! We would rake and sing..."Wake up little flowers...wake up!!"....Glenn bought me some pansies, and so I've planted them in my window boxes and planters. Along with my mom's trademark pussy willows in there, too. This morning we were greeted with some snow. It looks so pretty next to the flowers...quite a contrast....spring color and snow!!!